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"Urushi Red" Vintage Japanese Fukuro Obi
vintage Japanese obi belt


 
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Lacquered Warp
Our Price: $75.00
Material: Silk
Length (inches): 13'
Width (inches): 12"
Condition: Excellent Vintage

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Product Code: 0620OBI10


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Description
 
This obi offers much to appreciate. The patterning and color are subtle, but the craftsmanship is sublime. The red color comes from lacquer (urushi) that was applied to the silk threads before they were woven. Look closely at the last photo to see the slightly raised effect this coating creates. The floral patterning is quite intricate - thousands of leaves on the thinnest of stems.

This is a fukuro obi - wide for the entire length, plain on the backside and a patterned design only on the front. There is a one yard "blank" section on the front, as is common with contemporary fukuro obi, where some cost can be saved by leaving it blank where the first wrap layer of the belt portion occurs, since it doesn't show to the public.

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